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Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd

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Open Now: 08:30 - 17:45
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Whales in Paradise are the original Gold Coast Whale Watching company and the only whale watch operation to depart from the convenient location in central Surfers Paradise.OUR GUARANTEE 1. Our whale watch cruise have been so successful that we are...more
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23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5538 2111
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Reviewed yesterday

Great day, the crew was attentaive, knowlegdable and with witty humor. They also offered sun screen and sea motion pills for the inexperienced. Being patience and with the whole boat helping we saw many whales. We saw the tail end of a breach as it...More

Thank scotthiller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

the crew were so professional and made an interesting commentary. the only critisim would be as it was lunch time some food to buy on board would have been appreciated.

Thank 226Mellory
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rough conditions. Holding on to vertical bar with one hand; thrown back against another. Rest of holiday (13 days) ruined

Thank IanS4784
Reviewed 3 days ago

The captain and crew were fabulous, very friendly and worked hard to make sure everyone was comfortable. I took my 3 and 8 year old and both boys loved it despite rough seas.

Thank Passenger188855
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing day out! Got to see lots of whales and the crew on the boat were very knowledgeable and interactive with us asking us some questions like for example if we knew where the whales had migrated from. My first time whale watching and would...More

Thank ChantelleH191
Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew were amazing very patient and helpful. I have been on boats many times but have never managed to see a whale so the guarantee was important to me if I didn't this time but not to worry they made good on their promise...More

Thank marstaellers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time whale watching. On the day I went the whales were putting on a show, saw many whales, doing all sorts from a mother and calves splashing tails and even saw one whale jump out the water, was a fantastic day, even...More

Thank joshtsimpson20
Reviewed 5 days ago

The boat was nice but the trip was disappointing. The only whales we got to see were very far away in the distance. We had already experienced a similar view of the whales from our apartment balcony at surfers. We booked the trip wanting to...More

Thank marsbar50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having worked on other Islands where whales pass by and breech, pectoral fin slap and tail fluke I was slightly disappointed at first on the restful activities that my kids and mum were initially swing. However the captain took us 7 nautical miles off the...More

Thank Jules73_2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday in Brisbane, myself and a friend went whale watching with Whales in Paradise. The crew were brilliant, knowledgeable about the whales and the ocean environment as well as attentive to the passengers on board. They obviously love their job and were keen...More

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11 March 2018|
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Response from snowlionman | Reviewed this property |
Too young. I doubt the kid will enjoy it. Moreover waters a bit choppy when viewing the whales. You may have to stay on the lower deck throughout the journey. Not advisable. I bought my 5 yr old kid n still finds it too much... More
13 March 2017|
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Response from Srikanth N | Reviewed this property |
May to early November. September would be best
Emily L
22 October 2016|
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Response from Anthony A | Property representative |
The whale watching season on the Gold Coast operates from 1 June to 31 October each year.
19 January 2016|
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Response from HelenAlex | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid June. There were plenty to see. Give them a call and ask.